Valerie Frankel

Valerie Frankel

Journalist and Author


Valerie Frankel is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. She’s written fifteen novels, four non-fiction titles and two memoirs under her own name. Her books have been published in scores of countries on five continents. Three of her novels were optioned for film and TV productions. She’s won a Quills award for fiction and an Clarion award for essay writing, and has been nominated for two Cyril Awards for fiction.

Frankel is also a seasoned ghostwriter, and has collaborated with iconic celebrities and VIPs on novels and non-fiction projects, including the late great Joan Rivers (New York Times bestseller Men Are Stupid And They Like Big Boobs), Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (New York Times bestselling novel A Shore Thing, the sequel Gorilla Beach, and memoirs Baby Bumps and the upcoming Strong Is Sexy), Stacy London of What Not to Wear (New York Times bestseller The Truth About Style), Jeanine Pirro (He Killed Them All: Robert Durst and My Quest For Justice), Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchell (Bliss: A Novel), Linda Gray (The Road To Happiness Is Always Under Construction, a memoir), Madison Avenue diet doctor Jamé Heskett (The Well Path, an upcoming diet/fitness guide), Mob Wives’ Big Ang Raiola (Bigger Is Better), Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga (Love Italian Style)Real Housewives of New York’s Aviva Drescher (Leggy Blonde), as well as My Fair Wedding’s David Tutera, So You Think You Can Dance’s Mia Michaels, a sex-toy maker, a pair of Manhattan socialites and dating website founders, among others.

In addition to writing books, Val is a veteran journalist. From 1991 to 2001, she was articles editor at Mademoiselle where she wrote monthly advice columns on sex, men, dating, etiquette and friendship. As a freelance writer, Val has been a fixture at SelfParenting and Good Housekeeping, as well as a contributor to nearly every major woman’s magazine in the United States, and many abroad. Her articles have been reprinted around the world.